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Attorneys Stephen G. Fabian Jr. and Brian P. Young

Should I Take A Chemical Test?

The decision as to whether to take a chemical test is one that has to be made by you if you are arrested. Our best advice, particularly to the first-time offender, is to take a breath, and then request an additional test for your use. The test can prove your innocence as well as guilt. It is easier to defeat the driver’s license revocation if you take a test than if you refuse to take the test. This is the most difficult and burdensome part of the two-pronged attack on you by the government. In most cases, the criminal action can be negotiated to a successful conclusion regardless of the test result, however, the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety does not negotiate. You will either lose your license or not. There is no in-between, so it makes sense to take the test and put yourself in the position to give you the greatest chance to retain your driver’s license.